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Poster: phl7@cornell.edu Date: Oct 25, 2007 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Worst "CUT" in GD recording history? VOTE!

In your opinion, what is the worst "cut" in GD soundboard history? I wanna hear about those times in the recording process when we hear the good ol' Grateful Dead start pushing the envelope and....BOOM!....The heaven-seeking jam is butchered by a messed up tape switch/break?

I vote for: The "Valentine's Day Jam (following alligator)" on 2/14/68:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-02-14.sbd.kaplan.15640.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 26, 2007 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

Here's one - not sure if it ranks as worst

Grateful Dead Live at Cincinnati Music Hall on 1972-10-26

Brokedown Palace - cuts out right in the middle of Jerry singing never to return.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-10-26.sbd.miller.15113.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 26, 2007 6:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

My harshest personal experience occured while listening to the U of VT show from 83 for the very first time. I had the AUD rolling and was totally absorbed into a monster of a show. An absolutely stellar Eyes was laying waste to my senses, and just when the main jam started cranking up, BOOM. Cut. As I've said before it was like hitting a brick wall at 90 MPH. But the story doesn't end there. I switched over to the SBD source and found the entire Eyes intact. Whew! Everything looked good again; problem solved. Moving along nicely now, we segue forward to an absolutely immense Dew. And, wouldn't you know it? BOOM. Cut again. Why me? Who hated me so much that they deemed in appropriate to slam my head TWICE into a cement post? Well, I later remedied the situation by making my own matrix of the two so I now have a "complete" version of the show, but I don't think I shall ever fully recover from the "twin killing" perpetrated on me that day.

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Oct 26, 2007 1:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

I agree with the 2/14/68 and 10/21/78 cuts but MUST vote for the 2/11/70 cut in Dark Star where the band is laying down this really nice groove and then a reel flip cuts the music and resumes after Duane Allman has stepped in and is playing a really fine jam with Jerry. I always wanted to hear how that jam developed. Maybe someday...

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Poster: Robony Date: Oct 26, 2007 7:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

11/1/68 - Cut of death in New Potato (also, a purdy good early DS on this one)

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Poster: mcglone Date: Oct 25, 2007 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

stella outro 10-21-78. the boys are really dug in and just as jerry starts fanning the fish tail - AUD sync.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-10-21.sbd.popi.6100.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 25, 2007 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

Good question! there are so many from the early days, but I suppose those that land in the middle of a singing part would be more disruptive...I think of the cut in 12-29-68, OOne...but truth is, it isn't too bad: from drums to full on playing with the rest of the boys.

Will leave it for others. Have to think the early era has so many that it will "win" but not sure we want that honor.

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Poster: phl7@cornell.edu Date: Oct 25, 2007 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

The interesting aspect of this question is that you have to assume the band is playing really well to make the cut really stand out as a problem.

There were times in '95 when a problem with the soundboard would have done the band a favor....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 25, 2007 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

Harsh, but true. Many of the early era aren't too bad because they transition into a song (ie, they just didn't start the tape til they realized they were playing or some such). Have to admit that I can't recall an amazing jam, building, and then---bam! Tape cut. Sure they are out there. Glad I can't think of them.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Oct 25, 2007 7:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

2/22/69 your be boppin along, minding your own business, ooo, yes, death don't have no mercy , i love this tune, you get like the first minute in, then bap! boom! your at the end of the song. ahhh, where'd she go? that one kills me, since the show is so superb.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 25, 2007 9:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

Bingo! Know that one well...shouldve thought of that...

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 25, 2007 4:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

I have the orig betty's for 4/5/71....there are some brutal reel-flips. The kind that squelch so bad, you feel like yer ears might bleed.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Oct 25, 2007 11:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

The Wharf Rat on 8-28-81. Killer show that cuts right when Jerry is about to peak in his solo. Kills me every time I hear it.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Oct 26, 2007 12:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst 'CUT' in GD recording history? VOTE!

There's a really harsh cut in the Other One, on that 4/5/71 show now that somebody mentions it. Much the same goes for the 4/28 Fillmore East show until they finally released the "Other One > Wharf Rat" on Ladies & Gentlemen a few years ago...

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